Rajapaksa claimed that the Government had decided to sing the National anthem in Tamil to please India.
He said that the National anthem should be sung in one language and not two or three languages.
The former President noted that even in India where several languages are spoken, the National anthem is sung only in one language.
Rajapaksa also said that he has not been formally invited for the independence day celebrations. He also confirmed that the joint opposition will boycott the event. (Colombo Gazette)